Doctors are less likely to empathize with overweight and obese patients: Study

Doctors were less likely to convey “empathy, legitimation, concern, reassurance, partnership, and self-disclosure” during the course of the patient visit.

Doctors “operate at an emotional distance” from overweight and obese patients indicated  by audio recordings make in exam rooms.

 

 

 

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Body Mass Index understates the true obesity crisis: Study

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‘Baloney Mass Index’ can give false readings.

According to a new study, the obesity problem in the U.S is far worse than previously thought.  Researchers found 39 per cent of Americans currently classed as slightly overweight using the Body Mass Index calculator are actually obese.

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Almost 1 in 5 Young Adults in the U.S. Has High Blood Pressure

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Being overweight or obese is a well-known risk factor for high blood pressure.

Expanding waistlines and higher body mass index of young adults are causing unexpected problems, including an increase in diabetes, kidney disease and even arthritis say federal health officials.

 

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